When you drive a Toyota, you know from the moment you pull out of the lot that you’ve got a top-notch vehicle on your hands. However, no matter how well you maintain and care for your car, and no matter how great it was when you initially bought it – it will start to show signs of wear and tear in the long run as all cars do.
Normal driving conditions are hard on all vehicles. This means that it is very important to safeguard the health of your vehicle by giving it a dose of maintenance and repairs from a dependable service center such as the GT Imports Automotive Repairs.
GT Imports Automotive Repairs is on board to help you with your Toyota servicing and repair needs.
Toyota Diagnostic Checkups
A basic rule of thumb for Toyota car owners is to require oil changed every 3,000 miles and require a diagnostic checkup every 30,000 miles. Tuning up a Toyota car is a relatively inexpensive maintenance procedure that will save you considerable money if you take it to an automotive repair shop like GT Imports as soon as you are having problems with your car system. The diagnostic checkup involves replacing a number of basic diagnostic checkup parts like the basic ignition parts, which made up of the spark plug and its wire set; distributor cap and rotor; and also filters for the oil, air, fuel, PCV breather filter and automatic transmission filter.
Spark plugs are good indicators of engine condition. Removing and inspecting spark plugs tell you a lot about how well the engine is running and what causes the problems. Spark plugs should be removed and checked every 30,000 miles – even if your Toyota is “low maintenance”. Both the distributor cap and the rotor are usually plastic thus, it deteriorate with age and use. These parts should be replaced at recommended intervals or if showing any excessive wear. Spark plug wires have become less of a problem than before due to its new materials and sizing.
Filters need to be changed on a regular basis. By doing so, it will contribute more on your Toyota’s longevity than any other single factor. Oil filters should be replaced with engine oil every 3,000 miles. Air filters should be replaced every 20,000 miles. The PCV breather filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles. The fuel filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles. Automatic transmission filter should be changed every 12,000-15,000 miles.
When looking for diagnostic checkup services, always go to a car repair mechanic that is specialized in not only servicing BMWs but also using authentic parts that are specialized for BMWs, like GT Imports.
Toyota Brake System Repair
The brakes in your Toyota eventually wear out and need changing every 60,000 to 80,000 miles. In most cases, brake repair requires replacing the brake pads inside the calipers. However, there are times when the calipers might be damaged and will need to be replaced as well. This type of brake repair can be simple but not necessarily easy, and taking it to a dependable mechanic like the ones at GT Imports Automotive Repair Service is your best bet.
Toyota Cooling System Service & Repair
Your cooling system performs a critical function. Simply put, it maintains proper engine temperature. From the water pump to the head gasket and radiator, the cooling system of the car is the heart of the engine. It should be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. By keeping all components of the cooling system running optimally, you can extend the life of the pistons, cylinders, valves and the entire engine block.
The cooling system of your Toyota car is basically made up of three main parts, the pumping, piping and temperature control.
Your Toyota cooling system’s pumping function is handled by its water pump, which keeps the coolant mixture moving. Maintenance of cooling system pumping is limited to scheduled coolant replacement and drive-belt replacement and tension adjustment
Your Toyota cooling system’s piping consists of all hoses, any control valves, the heater core, the radiator and the expansion tank. Maintenance of cooling system piping consists of scheduled coolant replacement, replacement of all hoses on a regular basis and replacement of any plugged or leaking parts.
Your cooling system’s temperature controls include all coolant temperature sensors, thermostat, radiator or expansion tank cap, cooling fan and fan clutch. Maintenance of your cooling system sensors requires keeping them clean both internally (coolant replacement) and externally (engine cleaning) is the best way to ensure trouble-free driving.
Toyota Engine Repair
Oil pressure flickering and engine knock are two of the most common problems of your Toyota’s engine. This calls for an immediate repair before it becomes worst.
Oil pressure in your Toyota’s engine must be maintained because the moment that it decreases, it indicates that something is seriously wrong and needs immediate repair. Aside from that, the engine knock or the “tappet” noise in your engine may be due to one sticking lifter or an indication of an oil flow problem. If this is left unattended, it may lead to the damage of at least one valve. Furthermore, a flickering oil light can be more hard to fix if your engine is not obviously in need of a major repair job.
Modern engines like Toyota with hydraulic lifters, tight tolerance bearings and miniature oil filters require meticulous monitoring of oil pressure but there’s no need for you to worry about it. GT Imports is your backed up in all your car repair and maintenance needs .
Toyota Computer Diagnostics
Every year new automobile models come out that seem to increase in complexity. Cars on the road are running computers as they often use dozens of microprocessors to control just about every electro-mechanical functions. The main components are sensors that feed data to on board computers that have made driving a breeze. From cabin control, cruise control, engine diagnostics and control, to braking and tire conditions, sensors are just about everywhere on even an economy subcompact car. As such is the Toyota. This is one sophisticated car, which diagnostics and displays are run by a computer. This kind of vehicle is equipped with a self-diagnostic system for the detection of injection faults.
A modern ECU or engine control unit is a computer in itself that uses 32-bit microprocessors taking in control in the gathering of engine data and monitoring all aspects of engine performance. GT Imports has its own diagnostic tool uniquely designed to replicate the functionality of the tools used by the manufacturer’s dealers. This way we at GT Imports are able to provide comprehensive Toyota service in our own workshops without relying on dealer availability.
Toyota Suspension & Steering Repair
Basically, there are two styles of vehicle steering systems, rack and pinion and worm gear box. Also, steering can be either power or manual. Power steering uses a hydraulic pump mounted on the engine, and driven with a multi rib belt. It is held by a fluid under pressure until the wheel is turned which then releases the pressure and applies it to the steering system. This power steering system fluid should be checked from time to time. Fluid leaks are a common problem on power steering systems. These calls for GT Imports to inspect the system to determine the course of action, then remove damaged or worn parts and reassemble them. A particular fluid should be used in refilling system for your BMW car.
On the other hand, the suspension system of your Toyota car is an intricate network of cooperating components designed to provide you a smooth and stable ride. Since the suspension is ground zero when it comes to road abuse, the parts wear out, and eventually break.
Suspension and system repair on your Toyota car can be a daunting task but GT Imports Automotive Repair will diagnose your BMWs steering or suspension problems for you and attack it systematically.
Toyota Electrical System Repairs
Today’s auto electrical systems are getting more intricate and are stressing the limits of current technology but they are basically the same design as 30 years ago.
The major components of your Toyota’s electrical system are made up of the battery, the alternator and the starter. The battery is a storage device, currently 12 volts, used to start the engine and help operate the installed electrical accessories. Battery replacement is necessary. An average battery should last 3 to 5 years in average climates but those in high heat or extreme cold areas may last only 2 to 3 years.
The alternator produces electricity used to maintain battery storage charge and to help run all the electrical accessories, including the ignition and the engine control systems. The average alternator will last 3-4 years.
The other major electrical component in your Toyota’s electrical system is the starter. The starter is simply a DC motor that turns the engine crankshaft through the flywheel, starting the combustion process by creating compression within the cylinders. Failure of the starter is due to age, usage and heat stress. Replacement is then necessary to prevent further problems.
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So, the next time your car or truck cries out for attention, bring it in for some mechanical TLC from the experts at GT Imports Automotive Repair! Come and see us today!